As Hong Kong is stripped of its autonomy and special status, how will the next chapter play out?
- While the international community cannot shape the ultimate outcome, it can still create an atmosphere that leads Beijing to take a more cautious approach in implementing the national security law
- Hongkongers should continue making the economic case for the city’s freedoms with the aim of ensuring a smooth transition rather than a tragedy
Scott Kennedy is Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. He is author most recently of China’s Risky Drive Into New-Energy Vehicles.